If you've been visiting a while then you may recall me wittering on about a sketchbook. Well, my latest effort has been uploaded for perusal online at The Sketchbook Project. Some of the pencil sketches haven't come up so clearly, but hey, my little book of pictures is in the world. And it turns out … Continue reading Imperfect articles
You'll got the Andrew Marvell reference To His Coy Mistress for the episode titled World Enough and Time yeah? It's apt. Not just this episode with its portents of doom, and accurate time dilation Black Hole physics. No. The entire series has indeed felt time's winged chariot hurrying near. Most episodes have felt overtly rushed or truncated, except … Continue reading Doctor Who: a Time Lord’s winged chariot
The Heide Museum of Modern Art is a clutch of buildings set amid a rolling pocket of vestigial lush greenery in what is now outer suburban Melbourne. Before it was a gallery, cafe, and sculpture park, it was home to the Reed family, who added an artist's colony to a dairy farm. Before that it … Continue reading Shadows of many pasts at Heide
Apologies for the delay, but as with so much of this season, Doctor Who feels like it's biding time until the big finale. Having said that The Eaters of Light, promised a bit and delivered more than recent episodes. I acknowledge I've been hard on them, but when a great thing falls a little way from being … Continue reading Doctor Who: Roam where you want to
Imagine ordering Empress of Mars, a colonialist, capitalist and slavery themed episode of Doctor Who that demonstrates 19th century military and mercantile values and not realising it was accomplished earlier, with more nuance and to a more satisfying degree in the episode Thin Ice? As if to make up for this, some fetching steam punk … Continue reading Doctor Who: More ice?
Themes in Doctor Who repeat because history repeats, and stories do too, as per The Lie of the Land. I am endlessly interested in how stories are in and of their time but also universal, cosmic, mythical. How any story set today can refer to 'fake news' but also be about the first story humans … Continue reading Doctor Who: Here’s a thought
Maybe at another time I will provide a more considered and thorough critique of the following film and its performances, but right now it is too much with me and all I've got are raw feelings. Do you remember when you were young? When you rushed home from school full of energy, even after an … Continue reading Review: Much have I seen and known
The usual blockbuster events gain all the attention for the National Gallery of Victoria, and like cosmic detritus around a black hole, all are pulled by way of its gravitational attraction. And this is no bad thing, so go see Vincent van Gogh and the Four Seasons if you can. What these starry-eyed fans may … Continue reading Review: Love in art